Definition of 'duress'
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They only do it under extreme duress. The Sun (2011)Again my mother had accepted this under extreme duress. FRIENDS FOR LIFE (2003)He is paid to make those calls and must be allowed to make them free of outside influence or duress. The Sun (2012)You made no financial benefit from this and you did it under duress and threats were made to your family. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If you meet a fatigued and distressed junior doctor in the next few weeks it is more than likely that much of their duress was entirely avoidable. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But it is his characters, men and women who are forced to find their humanity amid extreme suffering and duress, who make this book memorable. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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